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Beyond the Calories—Is the Problem in the Processing?

Overview of attention for article published in Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology, November 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 213)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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Title
Beyond the Calories—Is the Problem in the Processing?
Published in
Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology, November 2019
DOI 10.1007/s11938-019-00246-1
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Authors

Janese Laster, Leigh A. Frame

Abstract

The purpose of this review is to describe the trends in dietary patterns and food quality over time along with the possible role of ultra-processed foods in obesity, chronic diseases, and all-cause mortality in the US population. There is a rising obesity epidemic, corresponding chronic diseases, and increases in ultra-processed food consumption. In mice and in vitro trials, emulsifiers, found in processed foods, have been found to alter microbiome compositions, elevate fasting blood glucose, cause hyperphagia, increase weight gain and adiposity, and induce hepatic steatosis. Recent human trials have found ultra-processed foods as a contributor to decreased satiety, increased meal eating rates, worsening biochemical markers, and more weight gain. In contrast, Blue Zone, indigenous South American, and Mediterranean populations with low meat intake, high fiber, and minimally processed foods have far less chronic diseases, obesity rates, and live longer disease-free. As the USA continues to industrialize, food has become more processed and cheaper and more convenient along with the coexistent rise in obesity prevalence. This review highlights the overall trends in food: mild improvements in dietary quality in higher socioeconomic populations, but no significant increases in whole fruit, vegetables, legumes, or nuts. Consumption of ultra-processed food is associated with weight gain and may contribute to metabolic syndrome and chronic disease. To combat this epidemic, we must create and disseminate detailed recommendations to improve diet quality and overall nutrition.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 23%
Student > Bachelor 6 17%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 9%
Other 3 9%
Other 6 17%
Unknown 5 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 9%
Psychology 2 6%
Neuroscience 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 6 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 216. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 September 2020.
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#82,548
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Outputs from Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
#1
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#2,998
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Outputs of similar age from Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
#1
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